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Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

...hological bleeding, which can often occur when the clotting process is disrupted. The results suggest that modulation of the interaction between talin and alpha-IIb beta 3 could be an attractive strategy for the development of future anti-thrombotic drugs, with a reduced risk of pathological bleeding....

Anticoagulants is Better for Atrial Fibrillation

...y used options are anticoagulants that inhibit the clotting process (e.g. warfarin), and drugs such as aspirin that make blood platelets less likely to bind together and trigger a clot. In standard medical practice, anticoagulants are often given to people with AF who are at high risk of strokes, while anti-...

Frostbite can Be Treated by Bloodclot Drug

...e. The researchers suspect the medication reverses clotting of small blood vessels that appears when frozen skin begins to thaw and restores blood flow before the injury causes permanent damage....

Thrombosis Risk in Travel Lasting Over Four Hours is Higher: WHO

...and inherited blood disorders leading to increased clotting tendency. Dr Catherine Le Gals-Camus, WHO Assistant Director-General for Non-communicable Disease and Mental Health said that this study did not investigate effective preventive measures against DVT and VTE. Experts said that blood circulation c...

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

...y School of Medicine, to relieve a major system of clotting that filled the veins of the patient's leg, pelvis and inferior vena cava leading up to the heart. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein, usually found in the legs. These clots can, in turn, form in superficial veins in deep vei...

Research Favors Aspirin In Prevention Of Pre-Eclampsia

.... This is can to lead to activation of platelets - clotting agents in the blood - and an imbalance between the hormones, which promote and slow blood flow. Says Askie: "Our data show that antiplatelet agents produce moderate but consistent reductions in pre-eclampsia and its consequences. This information s...

Nervous Systems of Insects may Offer Clues on Neurodegenerative Diseases

...proteins that can be used therapeutically, such as clotting factors. When I first became involved in this project, the objective was a bio-engineering one, said Palter, a geneticist. We wanted to produce an insect cell line that basically could produce the exact glycosylation pattern that would occur in hum...

New Study Reinforces Aspirins Effectiveness Against Heart Disease

...nderstand these additional pathways that may cause clotting in patients in an effort to continue to improve patient outcomes, Gurbel said. The findings of the study were published in the June issue of Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association....

Potential Lifesaver Drug Announced

... the result. In hemophilia, it is the gene for the clotting agents factor VIII or factor IX that is disrupted. Till now no known cure for either CF or DMD and sufferers rarely live beyond their 30s. Yet now the researchers have announced that mice suffering from a form of DMD began growing new muscles - aft...

Study Finds the Effect of Alcohol and Aspirin in TBI Patients

...labs were drawn including those used to assess the clotting ability of the blood. All patients underwent two sequential CT scans within 6-12 hours after admission. The CT scans were evaluated by the investigative team and the on-call radiologist for worsening brain hemorrhage. High blood alcohol levels were p...

Early Estrogen Therapy May Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

... and has been shown to have little or no effect on clotting disease. “The WHI was instrumental in providing a roadmap for the next phase of research to examine whether estrogen protects younger women from cardiovascular disease, as earlier observational studies indicated, said Harman. “KEEPS is designed to ...

Sleep Disruption Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

...ly healthy subjects //is associated with increased clotting of the blood, which has previously been shown to predict cardiovascular disease. The findings were published in the March issue of CHEST, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians. 'In previous work, we have found that sl...

Penn Scientists Engineer Small Molecules to Probe Proteins Deep Inside Cell Membrane

...latelet aggregates, an important first step in the clotting process. The other integrin, called áVa3, behave... and subsequently perturbs another function in the clotting process downstream. "By having molecules that bind to the membrane-embedded portions of these protei...

New Blood Thinner May Work Without Bleeding Risk

...tagonist, or TRA, works in a unique way to prevent clotting by breaking down the communication between cells and proteins involved in forming clots. TRA, which is manufactured by Schering-Plough Corporation, was given in addition to established anti-clotting drugs to 1,030 patients undergoing cardiac catheter...

Aspirin Resistance Is Higher in Diabetics

...ies, resulting in a heart attack. Aspirin inhibits clotting by specifically blocking an important enzyme, COX-...ve sufficient COX-1 blockade. “The occurrence of clotting in patients on aspirin therapy is of major interest within the cardiovascular community. The effect ...

Low-dose Aspirin Beats High-dose After Cardiac Surgery

.... Aspirin (ASA) acts as a blood thinner to prevent clotting complications, but high levels can cause potentially serious bleeding. While PCI trials have traditionally used high-dose ASA (more than 200 mg) in combination with other medicines to prevent thrombosis and ischemic events, a sub-analysis from a clin...

Inhibiting Blood to Save the Brain

...eutic target, but this research shows that a blood clotting factor is an important player in MS.” MS is an ...raction with microglia, but not with platelets, so clotting wouldn’t be impacted,” said Akassoglou, adding that this potential MS therapy might also have applic...

Improved Platelet Life Span Increases Better Patient Care

...rculating blood cells that are essential for blood clotting and wound healing. Consequently, the well being of some patients depends upon platelet transfusions, particularly during the vulnerable periods that follow anti-cancer treatment. The significant demand for high quality platelets, coupled with their s...

Diabetes Risk Factors Develop Earlier in Women Than Men

...function, chronic sub-acute inflammation and blood clotting factors, are present early on in women who eventually progress from normal glucose status to the pre-diabetic condition. Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to indicate full-blown diabetes. ...

Surgeons Develop Simpler Way to Cure Atrial Fibrillation

...control the abnormal heart rhythms and the risk of clotting associated with atrial fibrillation, but unlike the Cox-maze procedure, the drugs do not cure the disorder. Damiano says their most recent study of Cox-maze IV is unique because the surgeons carefully matched the age, sex and cardiac conditions of ...

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